Indonesia Tourism is very popular because of the hundreds of attractions you’ll find in the huge Muslim country. This is an archipelago of nearly 13,500 islands with many cultures and landscapes.
Explore ancient temples, watch dormant and not so dormant volcanoes, dive in untouched waters and get lost in its capital Jakarta.
Beaches of Bali Indonesia
This is by far Indonesia Tourism #1 destination. Bali is a small island with many cultural landmarks and traditions and above all amazing out of this world beaches. Especially the Australians visit here by the millions.
Kuta is the mos renowned beach in Bali and is great for those into swimming, sun tanning, surfing and socializing. Sometimes it’s so crowded that you may feel a shortage of restaurants.
Go to Nusa Dua Beach if you are looking for a more relaxing place. And Sanur is where you’ll find some culture and many water sports.
Komodo National Park
For those dreaming to see a dragon at least once in a lifetime, come to Komodo, where it’s a reality and not a mythical creature., but a deadly and dangerous animal.
Komodo a UNESCO World Heritage Site features five main islands and a few smaller ones, all with amazing marine life surrounding them.
Go canoeing and visit the small villages on the islands, where the only way of getting there is by boat.
Jimbaran Beach in Bali Indonesia
Facts about Indonesia
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Indonesia is this most culturally famous temple in the shape of a Buddhist Mandala.
This massive temple was forgotten for centuries, when most of the population moved to nearby Java due to volcanic eruptions, but it was rediscovered in the 1800s becoming one of the top attractions in Java.
Nearby is the old Javanese city of Yogyakarta known for its cultural and historical experiences.
Located on Lombok, they have become very popular among backpackers “mochileros” and tourists in general.
The beaches of these islands rival those of Bali in their beauty and facilities for diving, snorkeling at a turtle sanctuary. Check out a turtle hatchery where hundreds of these creatures are born each year.
Another activity very popular on the islands is kayaking. In other words, these islands are marvelous.
Orangutans of Borneo
Complete your Indonesia Tourism trip with watching some orangutans in Borneo, home to those endangered creatures.
They still live in the wild and many projects protect them from the inevitable development of lands in their natural habitat.
If you don't make it to Borneo, you can also see orangutans at the Bohorok Orangutan Centre in Bukit Lawang, a tourism village in the Sumatran jungle.
Sacred Monkey Forest
They are found in Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali. Here is found the Sacred Monkey Forest a place where you feel the ancient feeling of this island.
At this Hindu temple you may watch the macaques, commonly seen throughout Southeast Asia.
Indonesia is located on an area with many active volcanoes in the world famous for their violent eruptions. The area is known as the “Ring of Fire”
Mount Bromo is among the best known, due to the great views of the white smoke spewing from the mountain. The park is home to the Tengger people, an isolated ethnic group who trace their ancestry back to the ancient Majapahit empire.
Not so renowned as Bali and Lombok, Banda Islands is another paradise in Indonesia Tourism. It is an archipelago of ten islands at the edge of the Banda Sea whose depths reach more than 6,500 meters.
The Bandas have been known to those involved in the spice trade, due to its enormous quantities of nutmeg. It is sometimes called “Eastern Indonesia’s best kept secret” since they feature an infinite number of possibilities in its waters and under the waters as well.
Mount Krakatau Volcano
Also spelled as Krakatoa, when it erupted in 1883, it was the greatest eruption ever recorded in history. It impacted climate conditions in the area and around the world with devastating tolls in human life in Java.
Anak Krakatau, meaning "Child of Krakatau," was formed by eruptions in 1930. This relatively young volcano is still very active.
Located in South Sulawesi Province, a visit to this site will take you back many centuries.
Here you may take a look at the many Indonesian cultures with architectural styles like Tongkonan, boat-shaped houses and other buildings.
They are very friendly and welcoming and visitors trekking through this are can connect with the people in a very social way.
Indonesia Flag Description
Indonesia's flag was officially adopted on August 17, 1945, after Indonesia became independent from the Netherlands.
The Indonesian flag is a horizontal bicolor with two equal horizontal bars - red and white.
In Indonesian, this flag is called "Sang Saka Merah Putih", meaning "lofty bicolor red and white". The red symbolizes human blood and the white represents the human spirit.
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Map of Indonesia Tourism